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Mexico Natural Gas Market Spotlight: Summer Ends with Prices Reaching New Heights

Mexico Natural Gas Market Spotlight: Summer Ends with Prices Reaching New Heights

Storms and accidents have rocked Mexico’s natural gas market in recent weeks, with buyers now faced with the highest prices to date through the end of the year. Given the uncertainty over Hurricane Ida’s toll on U.S. Gulf of Mexico (GOM) natural gas supply and overall demand destruction, NGI’s September Bidweek National Avg. jumped 24.0…

September 2, 2021
Pemex CEO Says Production Partially Restored After Fatal Offshore Fire, as Two Workers Remain Missing

Pemex CEO Says Production Partially Restored After Fatal Offshore Fire, as Two Workers Remain Missing

Mexican state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) had restored 71,000 b/d of the roughly 421,000 b/d of oil production knocked offline by a fatal offshore platform fire as of Tuesday evening, according to CEO Octavio Romero Oropeza. In a video message posted late Tuesday night, Romero said Pemex expected to restore an additional 110,000 b/d…

August 25, 2021
Pemex Gulf of Mexico Platform Fire Leaves Five Dead, Two Missing

Pemex Gulf of Mexico Platform Fire Leaves Five Dead, Two Missing

Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) CEO Octavio Romero Oropeza said five people died and two people remained missing as of Monday afternoon following a fire on the E-Ku-A2 platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The incident occurred Sunday afternoon in the Ku, Maloob and Zaap (KMZ) megafield. Oropeza said an investigation was underway to determine its cause.…

August 23, 2021
Five People Dead, Two Missing in Pemex Gulf of Mexico Platform Fire

Five People Dead, Two Missing in Pemex Gulf of Mexico Platform Fire

Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) CEO Octavio Romero Oropeza said five people died and two people remained missing as of Monday afternoon following a fire on the E-Ku-A2 platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The incident occurred Sunday afternoon in the Ku, Maloob and Zaap (KMZ) megafield. Oropeza said an investigation was underway to determine its cause.…

August 23, 2021
U.S. Coast Guard Calls Off Seacor Search in Gulf of Mexico

U.S. Coast Guard Calls Off Seacor Search in Gulf of Mexico

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is suspending its search and rescue efforts for eight people still missing after a Seacor Marine-owned liftboat capsized off Louisiana last week. “This does not mean the case is closed,” Capt. Will E. Watson, sector commander in New Orleans, said Monday during a press conference. “At any time, we might…

April 19, 2021
West Virginia Oil/Gas Safety Commission Issues Recommendations; Legislation Possible

West Virginia Oil/Gas Safety Commission Issues Recommendations; Legislation Possible

The West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Safety Commission, formed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin in July in response to oilfield accidents, said it plans to extend its work through this year to track possible implementation of 17 recommendations issued last month.

January 15, 2016

Transocean Joins Halliburton in Settling More Macondo Claims

The Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC), which is spearheading litigation resulting from the Macondo oil spill in 2010, has reached a preliminary agreement with Deepwater Horizon rig owner Transocean Ltd. to settle claims arising from the accident.

May 21, 2015

Transocean Joins Halliburton in Settling More Macondo Claims

The Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC), which is spearheading litigation resulting from the Macondo oil spill in 2010, has reached a preliminary agreement with Deepwater Horizon rig owner Transocean Ltd. to settle claims arising from the accident.

May 21, 2015

Phase Two of BP Trial Underway

The second phase of the multi-district litigation (MDL) against BP plc concerning the Macondo well blowout got underway Monday in New Orleans, with lawyers battling it over the amount of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico for 87 days beginning April 20, 2010.

October 1, 2013

PHMSA Mulls Expansion of IMP Requirements for Gas Pipelines

The Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has published a notice on whether to expand integrity management program (IMP) requirements for natural gas pipelines beyond high-consequence (HCA) or high-population areas.

October 1, 2013
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